Missing teeth can affect your confidence and the function of your smile. You don’t have to live with an incomplete smile. Your dentists, Dr. Michael Casey and Dr. Mary Lenz offer dental implants in Waterford, WI, to fill in the gaps and keep you looking your best.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the most durable tooth replacement option. They are made of a small screw-shaped post that is permanently implanted in the jaw bone during minor surgery. As the area heals, the post will fuse with the bone, which is what makes sure it doesn’t move. After several weeks, your dentist will add a custom-made crown to the implant that looks identical to your natural teeth. Your new implant will blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile.
Caring for your dental implants is easy because you just brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once the way you would with your natural teeth. They will not require any special care, and you don’t have to worry about your new tooth getting cavities.
Dental implants can be used to replace one or many teeth. Your dentist can also use them with other treatments like implant-supported bridges and implant-supported dentures to complete your smile.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Dental implants aren’t right for everyone. Missing teeth come with other side effects like bone loss. If you don’t have enough bone density to support an implant, you will have to look into getting a bone graft first. Smoking will interfere with the healing process, so you should quit before getting implants. Another thing to consider is your oral health. Any problems with your gums or cavities in your teeth need to be addressed by your dentist before you get dental implants in Waterford, WI.
To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants in Waterford, WI, contact Dr. Casey and Dr. Lenz. Call (262) 534-6515 to schedule an appointment today.